Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Monday, August 25, 2008

YOUR - Festival of Glass Photos!

We ask for your PHOTOS and comments about FESTIVAL OF GLASS - BLENKO GLASS send to theblenkoproject@aol.com . Holly's photos are very nice. Holly I saw you but didn't know you were "Holly' did you see me? hjh

Hi!I went this weekend to Blenko just to get my special piece.Mine was number 51 of 150 that was sold on a "first come, first serve" basis with 150 more going to buyers over the phone.I didn't get to attend any of the fun classes that day due to a very busy schedule but I did pull out my handy-dandy Razor phone and snapped a few pictures:The place was packed - more are piled around the counter: This is the piece that was on display and, unfortunately, my finger. My husband braved the crowd to ask how to get one of the smurfy Blenko vases and we were given a slip of paper that told the number we were. We brought the paper with us when we were ready to check out and they gave us a pretty bag with the number on the outside of it.Me with, and without ,my cool shades and my cooler Blenko:Now - where to put it???Hope everyone who went had lots of fun - there was even a lemon-ade and BBQ joint set up outside the doors! Parking was limited but that didn't stop the avid collectors who even walked down the hill with the steep "steps."I can't wait to go again next year!!!!--Holly ShivelHuntington, WV

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ack! No, I didn't see you and I looked! :) Next year I'll stand out front with a sign, k? Thanks for the post! Our Blenko is still in the bag as we wait for placement - or really - as we wait to make room for it!